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Mental Handicap

Volume 115: debated on Friday 1 May 1987

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askded the Secretary of State for Wales what was the expenditure on providing (a) National Health Service residential and (b) other residential care for mentally handicapped people in Wales (a) in the years 1970 to 1975, (b) in the years 1975 to 1980 and (c) in the years 1980 to 1985, expressed in actual and in 1975 adjusted terms.

The readily available information is as follows:

Net expenditure on in-patients1 at mental handicap hospitals
Actual (£000's)21975–76 prices (£000's)
1976–778,7757,753
1977–789,8957,674
1978–7911,5338,083

Actual (£000's)

21975–76 prices (£000's)

1979–8013,9578,371
1980–8117,7928,996
1981–8219,7109,074
1982–8321,3859,180
1983–8421,9069,002
1984–8523,4019,220
1985–8624,4589,071

1 The figures exclude expenditure on mental handicap patients in units at non-psychiatric hospitals.

2 Re-priced to 1975–76 prices using the GDP deflator.

Net expenditure on other residential care for the mentally handicapped1

Actual (£000's)

21975–76 prices (£000s)

1976–773,8923,439
1977–784,2473,291
1978–795,1503,610
1979–806,3663,818
1980–817,6583,872
1981–828,7744,039
1982–839,9404,267
1983–8410,8894,475
1984–8512,1094,771
1985–8612,8764,775

1 Other residential care for the mentally handicapped includes homes and adult training centres.

2 Re-priced to 1975–76 prices using the GDP deflator.